The UIC John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic promotes human rights domestically and around the world by providing direct legal representation to clients and organizations in international and domestic forums; documenting human rights violations in the United States and abroad; collaborating with other human rights organizations on cases and projects; and publishing and presenting reports, papers, and other materials related to human rights. The Clinic also represents individual clients in asylum cases.
The PILI Fellow will have the opportunity to provide direct legal representation to individuals applying for asylum and other forms of immigration or humanitarian assistance; work on impact cases and projects; engage in community legal education; and conduct community outreach in an effort to narrow the access to justice gap.
Fellows will be involved in all aspects of individual client representation and project work, including interviewing and counseling clients, interviewing expert witnesses, researching, writing and drafting, and appearing before administrative agencies and court.
This agency is approved to host Graduate Fellows.